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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Animal All Stars

The ostrich lays a bigger egg than any other bird in the world. In our upcoming Zoobooks issue, Animal All-Stars, we have a couple of choices as to how to demonstrate this amazing egg. First, we can show an ostrich egg juxtaposed with a tiny hummingbird egg. Or, we can show how a single ostrich egg has been known to feed as many as 8-10 people by showing the egg in relation to a table full of people. (The Bushmen of Africa have always been careful to harvest one egg for food while leaving another in the nest to ensure a continued healthy ostrich population.) Which sounds more intriguing to you?

1 comment:

  1. Bush table sounds better. Will you include the comment about only harvesting one egg? Also, is there an illustration for this - that would be cool to see on the blog. A hummingbird egg is another item that kids aren't familiar with. Wouldn't it be better to use something that they know, like a regular chicken egg?